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Traditional gender roles are still prevalent in early kindergartens

Staff in kindergartens expect boys to be physical and active when playing, while the girls must be quieter and calmer, says a study.

How to get young adults into jobs

Paying wage subsidies to employers is the best way of getting unemployed young people into jobs. Job-training initiatives and close follow-ups of young people are other ways.

Can we really limit global warming to “well below” two degrees centigrade?

Yes, but only in a model. We have essentially emitted too much carbon dioxide already, and the most feasible pathways to stay “well below” two degrees all require removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at an unprecedented scale.

Wildlife in highway ditches needs detoxing

When rain pours down on roads, slops of dust and contaminants drain into the road trenches. How does this affect wildlife living by the road?

Do animals have personalities?

Donkeys are stubborn, pandas are cute, and dogs are faithful — right? We usually describe people's personalities, but are we right to assign personalities to animals, too?

Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud

Young people who are struggling sometimes conceal these troubles from their families. Teachers have a better chance catching the first signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, according to a new Norwegian study.

Teaching students to go easier on themselves

A two-week long course on self-compassion made university students less depressed and improved their mental health.

Self-Discipline vs. Motivation in Sports

To succeed as an athlete you need both strong discipline and a lot of motivation – but what is more important?

Breakdancing is more than just a dance

In Oslo, breakdancers come from all over the world. The community serves as an important arena for integration, according to a recent doctoral study.

Two new sites found with Stone Age art

“The finding of several sites shows that the rock art was probably more common than we figured and it was linked to settlements,” says Jan Magne Gjerde, who discovered the figures.